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St. Bernardus Prior 8

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Brewed by St. Bernardus Brouwerij
Style: Abbey Dubbel
Watou, Belgium

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 2051   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Deep hazy-brown colour, big body, malt palate.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
scotchzombie (399) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2015
Pours deep chestnut brown and bubbly with a foamy off-white head that fades quickly to a ring and coating. Aroma is nutty, some mild darkfruit, earth and yeast. Taste largely follows - earthy malted grains and light flavors of plum and cherry. Quite fizzy and more yeast and grain than sweetness. Nicely balanced, but less complexity of flavor than some other Belgian greats. Alcohol is hidden pretty well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1293) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a deep red-brown with a high, light ecru, blown-insulation head. (Seriously, this head looks,like you could WALK on it. Nose is wheat bread dough, dark fruit, spice -- wait -- Irish soda bread? Yeah. Like that. Heavy and smoky on the tongue, with boozy and tawny Port notes; it doesn’t, however, manage to overpower, providing an interesting balancing act. Finish is long, warm, and flavorful. Delicious.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Leini (1154) - SWEDEN - APR 24, 2015
Sample at a lcal tasting event. Brown body with a medium white head. Dried dark fruits, burnt sugar, herbs and yeast followed by a finishing bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ordybill (462) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Poured from a 330ML bottle into a pint glass. Aroma- Has a nice fruit and malt aroma. Appearance- Pours a reddish brown with a lot of floating sediment. Has a tan head. Taste- Has a very balanced flavor with a great pairing of malt and fruit. Palate- A medium bodied beer with moderate to high carbonation Oveall- Another excellent brew from St. Bernardus.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (1950) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2015
Flaska från Savuer Biere. Smak och doft av humle, malt, torkad frukt, honung, brunt socker, karamell med örtiga toner. Lagom sötma, lätt kropp, fin beska.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cfrancis (2637) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2015
Pours dirty brown with a small fizzy beighe head. Aroma is toffee and earthy grains, light fig and plum. Taste is fizzy with carbonation, purple fruit, earthy grains and sweet butterscotch.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (925) - Dover, Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2015
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured reddish dark brown, big foamy off white head and lots of lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts, the typical Belgian yeast and fruits. Taste is of malts, dark fruit and yeast; alcohol is pretty well hidden. Very good beer, highly enjoyable.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoopsandHops (32) - ISRAEL - APR 12, 2015
Pours an opaque dark red -- color really only visible against the light. Three fingers of dense, packed foam that’s slow to settle and settles unevenly. Aroma is super rich dark fruits -- fig, prune, raisin, cherry, silan. Taste is sweet up front, same dark fruits, hints of toffee, with some sourness on the back. Delicious. Copious lacing, medium body, active carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gbgbrouge (292) - SWEDEN - APR 8, 2015
Poured from bottle, deep reddish brown with low beige head. Aroma is complex with notes of caramel, dried fruit, stables, nuts, herbs and spice. Taste is full with notes of bread, caramel, honey, spice and some fruit. medium body and a relatively short aftre taste. Very enjoyable!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ruuurd (88) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2015
Cant decide whether this is a great Tripel or a really delicious double.. Well, it doesnt matter; its a bloody great beer!


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